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Public Safety Report: June 17, 2017

The Public Safety Report is compiled from criminal complaints filed in state and federal courts, as well as some police blotter information, trooper dispatches, fire department reports and interviews with public safety officials. Individuals named as arrested and/or charged with crimes in this report are presumed innocent until proved guilty in a court of law.


Timothy Shawn George, 28, of Fairbanks, was charged with two counts of felony third-degree assault Wednesday after Fairbanks police responded to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital for a report of an assault with a hammer. According to charging documents, a woman told them she and her boyfriend were walking down the street when George asked them for a cigarette and a lighter. She told George they didn t have any and started to walk away. George started disrespecting her and tried to force a confrontation, then pulled out a hammer and hit her in the face with it.

The left side of the woman s face was red and swollen, and her boyfriend s shirt was covered with her blood, according to the charges. The woman s boyfriend told police he was a part-time security guard at the AK Motor Inn and had kicked George off of the property numerous times.

Robert Francis Bostic, 52, of North Pole, was charged with fourth-degree assault and unlawful contact June 9 after his wife called Alaska State Troopers to report he was at her house, in violation of conditions of his release for a March case in which he assaulted her. The woman told troopers she was blocking Bostic in the driveway with her vehicle and he had become very aggressive. Troopers told the woman to move her vehicle for her safety and Bostic left the scene, according to charging documents. Troopers responded to the woman s house and she told them Bostic was not allowed to be near her house. She said Bostic was inside taking a shower and they began to argue, so she went out and parked her car behind his truck so he couldn t leave. Bostic became irate and tried unsuccessfully to drive around her vehicle, almost hitting it as he lunged back and forth at a high speed. After multiple failed attempts, Bostic became enraged, jumped out of his truck and grabbed an ax out the truck bed and another from inside, according to the charges. Bostic swung both tools over his shoulder and slammed them into the ground, then left after his wife said she d move her car.

The couple s daughter told troopers she saw her father driving aggressively toward her mother and acting like he was going to run her over. She said she was afraid her father was going to kill her mother. Troopers contacted Bostic at his place of employment. Bostic admitted violating conditions of his release and said he went to his wife s home because he wanted to pay the electric bill. Bostic also said he got angry when his wife blocked his truck with her car, according to the charges. Bostic wasn t able to explain why he grabbed two axes and swung them around.

Michael P. Karoly, 44, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault June 1 for reportedly punching a man. According to charging documents, the man told Fairbanks police he was standing in the Fred Meyer parking lot waiting for a friend when Karoly walked over and punched him in the face.

Byron Todd Torres, 33, of Northway, was charged June 5 for a May 16 incident. According to charging documents, Alaska State Troopers responded to the Steese Fire Department for a report of a woman who appeared at the station and said she was assaulted by her boyfriend. The woman was reluctant to provide information but told troopers Torres had assaulted her in his vehicle at the Hagelbarger pullout. She said she was able to get out of the vehicle but Torres pulled her onto the ground, injuring her foot and scraping her arm.

The woman refused transport to a medical facility and did not want a ride to another location. Troopers took her to the trooper post and attempted to take photos of her injuries but she became uncooperative and would not let them, according to the charges.

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